Driving the scenic Mil Cumbres Road in Mexico

Carretera Mil Cumbres (One Thousand Hills Road in Spanish) is a very scenic drive located in the Michoacán state, in Mexico.

Mil Cumbres

Is Mil Cumbres Road paved?

Officially known as Mexico 15 or Carretera Morelia-Toluca, the road is entirely paved.

Where does Mil Cumbres Road start and end?

The road is 237 km (147 miles) long, running west-east from Morelia, the capital of Michoacán state, to Toluca.

How challenging is Mil Cumbres Road?

The road zigzags in a series of endless curves not recommended for those who suffer from dizziness. The highest point of the road is located near San José de la Cumbre at 2,930m (9,612ft) above sea level, and the lowest is Paso Ancho, at 980m above sea level, detouring to Tzitzio towards Tierra Caliente.

Is Mil Cumbres Road worth it?

It borders on an edge of a canyon, between the high mountains of Michoacán state and the lower grounds of Tierra Caliente, where usually along the route there are extensive views to the lower valleys and some waterfalls visible next to the road in the rainy season. This road has a particular image where you see a pine forest next to your route, but a desert valley in the bottom, giving different tones of colors, especially during sunsets.
Road suggested by: Eblem Torres